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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A person believed to be the fugitive ex-Los Angeles cop sought in three killings exchanged gunfire with authorities in the San Bernardino Mountains on Tuesday, a law enforcement official said on condition of anonymity.
The officer requested anonymity because the officer was not authorized to speak publicly about the ongoing investigation.
It's believed Christopher Dorner committed a residential burglary of a cabin where a couple was tied up, the officer told The Associated Press.
One of the people was able to get away and make a call.
Authorities responded to the location and gave chase when the burglar fled in a stolen car. Gunfire was exchanged.

The area is in the Big Bear region where a search for Dorner has been under way since his pickup truck was found there Thursday.
A KCAL-TV reporter in the Angelus Oaks area along Highway 38 reported gunfire in his vicinity.
The noise of the gunbattle was broadcast by the station, whose reporter suddenly found himself near the fight. Someone could be heard yelling at the reporter to get out of the area.
Road blocks are up around Big Bear.
San Bernardino County sheriff's spokeswoman Jodi Miller said a stolen vehicle report from a residence was received at 12:20 p.m.
"The reporting party identified the suspect as looking like Christopher Dorner but that has not been confirmed," Miller said.

The former Navy reservist began his run from the law on Feb. 6 after authorities connected the slayings of a former police captain's daughter and her fiance with an angry manifesto they said Dorner posted on Facebook. He vowed to bring "warfare" to Los Angeles police and their family members, which led the department to assign officers to guard more than 50 families connected to his so-called targets.

Within hours of the release of photos of the 6-foot, 270-pounder described as armed and "extremely dangerous," Dorner allegedly unsuccessfully tried to steal a boat in San Diego to flee to Mexico and then ambushed police in Riverside County, shooting three and killing one.
Jumpy officers guarding one of his targets in Torrance on Thursday shot and injured two women delivering newspapers because they mistook their pickup truck for Dorner's.

The hunt for Dorner appeared to go cold after his burned-out pickup was found later that morning in the mountains east of Los Angeles and his footprints disappeared on frozen ground.
Police found charred weapons and camping gear inside the truck, but it wasn't clear if he had fled into the San Bernardino Mountains near the resort town of Big Bear Lake or left the area.
Helicopters using heat-seeking technology searched the forest from above while scores of officers, some using bloodhounds, scoured the ground and checked hundreds of vacation cabins — many vacant this time of year — in the area. A snowstorm hindered the search and may have helped cover his tracks, though authorities were hopeful he would leave fresh footprints if hiding in the wilderness.

Dorner's beef with the department dated back at least five years, when he was fired for filing a false report accusing his training officer of kicking a mentally ill suspect. Dorner, who is black, claimed in his manifesto that he was the subject of racism by the department and fired for doing the right thing.
He said he would get even with those who wronged him in an event to reclaim his good name.
"You're going to see what a whistleblower can do when you take everything from him especially his NAME!!!" he wrote. "You have awoken a sleeping giant."
Chief Charlie Beck, who initially dismissed the allegations in Dorner's rant, said he would reopen the investigation into his firing — not to appease the ex-officer, but to restore confidence in the black community, which long had a fractured relationship with police that has improved in recent years.
One of the targets listed in the manifesto was former LAPD Capt. Randal Quan, who represented Dorner before the disciplinary board. Dorner claimed he put the interests of the department above his.

The first victims were Quan's daughter, Monica Quan, 28, a college basketball coach, and her fiance, Keith Lawrence, 27, who were shot multiple times in their car in a parking garage near their condo.
Dorner served in the Navy, earning a rifle marksman ribbon and pistol expert medal. He was assigned to a naval undersea warfare unit and various aviation training units, according to military records. He took leave from the LAPD for a six-month deployment to Bahrain in 2006 and 2007.


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cnn is saying 2 deputies were shot in the shoot out

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There reporting another cop has died

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Apparently he's upset with an attempted cover up by the LAPD that he wouldn't partake in. No excuse for such terrible violence but it makes you wonder. ???

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Yeah, this story is nuts, I've been following it since it broke.  Some brief details:

- Dorner's beef with the LAPD stems from an incident when he reported his supervisor repeatedly kicked an incapacitated mentally ill man in the face.  He eventually got fired for "making false statements" based on this and lost all his internal and external court challenges.

- He states (this is all in a long manifesto) that the LAPD is riddled with racism, sexism, and that cops are callous and cynical about the cases they try, frequently deliberately cutting corners and abusing suspects.

- Getting fired apparently cost him his security clearance with the Navy, so he can't go back to that either.  He believes the firing cost him any chance at a career and family.

- He says he is targeting not just several specific cops, but their families.  His first victims were the daughter and son-in-law of the cop who defended him in the investigation - he claims the guy threw his case.

- Since the spree started, local police (not sure if actually LAPD or not) have shot at least three people who were near cops on the hit list in trucks that only superficially resembled Dorner's.

Insane story - it's like a movie plot except of course that actual people are being killed.  It's my sincere hope that Dorner is taken in with no more bloodshed, and that both Dorner and his allegations against the LAPD are investigated fully by neutral authorities.

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Sounds like Dorner is dead now. Possibly taken out by a police sniper.

Good riddance.  What an awful story. 


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Sounds like Dorner is dead now. Possibly taken out by a police sniper.

I can almost guarantee you that it was self inflicted.

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Sounds like Dorner is dead now. Possibly taken out by a police sniper.

I can almost guarantee you that it was self inflicted.

Quite possible. All sorts of stuff out there a little bit earlier.

It'll be interesting what is said at the press conference.


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 This Just in. No Body has been found. They have not been able to search the cabin it's still too hot. From the Press conference.

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 This Just in. No Body has been found. They have not been able to search the cabin it's still too hot. From the Press conference.

I wonder if theres a chance he got away

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Quite frankly, I wouldn't be even remotely surprised if the LAPD was guilty of everything he is accusing them of.  The LAPD is notorious for being a bad lot.

Regardless, there is never an excuse for this kind of behaviour.  Disgusting.

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Sounds like they're pretty sure his body is in there but they can't go in to confirm yet.  Given that he didn't own the place and so couldn't have any hidden exits or anything, I'm pretty sure they're right.

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Found these clips. 

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Insane story - it's like a movie plot except of course that actual people are being killed.  It's my sincere hope that Dorner is taken in with no more bloodshed, and that both Dorner and his allegations against the LAPD are investigated fully by neutral authorities.

Yeah, that's how I feel, but it looks like that's not going to be the case.

I have a feeling that Dorner's story is true which is messed up.

(Do I need to disclaim the obvious statement that I still think his rampage was inexcusable?  Well, there it is.)
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